Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to “man up” regarding the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine last week.

“So the issue is, ‘Where is Putin?’” the Democrat from California asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. “I would say, ‘Putin, you have to man up. You should talk to the world. You should say if this is a mistake, which I hope it was, say it.’”

“The world has to rise up and say ‘enough”” Feinstein said, adding there will be repercussions for the “thugs” behind the shoot-down of the passenger jet — an act she said demonstrates the “futility” of what’s happening in Ukraine.

Asked by host Candy Crowley if the incident has pushed U.S.-Russian relations back to Cold War levels, Feinstein said “yes.”

Check out the exchange:

(H/T: Politico)

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